It’s the MAC’s 36th annual ArtFest, a three-day festival of art and fine craft and an annual tradition in the Inland Northwest. For the second year, we were unable to hold the usual outdoor event, so we’re presenting it again online. The 2020 virtual ArtFest was a big hit with thousands of visitors and several artists reporting their best ArtFest sales ever! And, you’ll still be able to experience many of the same ArtFest activities you’ve come to love - but from home.
You can visit and view the original works of 70 juried artists in the Artist Gallery. We hope you’ll support them by making a purchase -100% of the proceeds go directly to the artists.
You can also create ArtFest’s fantastic ambiance of music-to-view-art-by with our Spotify playlist.
Learn how some local artists create their unique art in demonstration videos – each day's demos have now been posted.
And, you can create art with your kids with Make-it Art projects using supplies you already have at home. Each day's projects have now been posted
Thanks for attending ArtFest 2021. We look forward to seeing you in person next year!
Live music is tough to beat, but we’ve curated a playlist of Northwest bands for you to enjoy while you visit the artist gallery, or whenever.
Create a watercolor painting of the Great Northern Lights. The video includes a list of supplies, instructions, and a demonstration. The written instructions include the supplies, step-by-step directions and ideas for more challenging projects.
No food trucks or beer garden this year but we recommend that you enjoy one of your favorite restaurants over ArtFest weekend. Need an idea? Check out some of the “Best of” lists from the Spokesman-Review’s Spokane Guide.